A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues to visit a feeder in Chester, Vermont.
The bird is visiting the home of Ginny Freeman on Flamstead Road. She has
been most gracious welcoming birders into her home. Her number is
A heavy JAEGER, presumably a POMARINE, was observed off Grand Isle
today. 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 3 GOLDEN PLOVERS,
3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 9 KILLDEER, 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 1 COMMON SNIPE were present along the west
shore on the 4th.
At DEAD CREEK this week, the following sightings were highlights: 1
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 3 BAIRD¹S SNDPIPERS and 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES on
the 2nd, and 5 SANDERLINGS, 5 BAIRD¹S SANDPIPERS, 5 STILT SANDPIPERS and 4
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS on the 5th. Earlier in the week there were still
numbers of GREAT EGRET, GREAT BLUE HERONS and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS.
Passage of the cold front followed by a strong northwesterly flow brought a
new wave of shorebird migrants.
PASSERINE migration picked up this week as well. At Red Rocks Park in
South Burlington on the 4th, 11 species of WARBLER were tallied including
NASHVILLE, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-AND-WHITE, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN,
BAY-BREASTED, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, PINE, AMERICAN REDSTART, YELLOW-RUMPED,
and OVENBIRD. Present on the 6th were 13 species including BLACK-THROATED
BLUE, BLACKPOLL, WILSON¹S and CANADA.
At Union Village Dam on the 4th, sightings included 3 SOLITARY
SANDPIPERS, a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and a LINCOLN¹S SPARROW, as well as 7
species of warblers.
A BROWN THRASHER in Norwich, a NIGHTHAWK at the Champlain Valley
Fairgrounds, MERLINS in Strafford and Burlington, plus COOPER¹S and
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS in Weathersfield also were noteworthy.
At least 6 CAROLINA WRENS were seen or heard in the Burlington area this
Compiler, VT Rare Bird Alert
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Etna, NH 03750
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